Jennifer was born and raised in East Whittier and resides near the Museum with her 3 handsome boys and husband of 12 years. Jennifer says the most rewarding time of her life was being a stay-at-home mom to raise her sons through their early years. Jennifer rejoined the workforce and became the Visitor Services Coordinator at the Museum in 2012. “This job works out perfectly for me and my family” says Jennifer. Working just minutes away from my home, Jennifer is able to be a dedicated baseball mom for her all-star players Rudy and Nathan! In her free time Jennifer enjoys attending church, sporting events (go Angels!), camping, fishing, and the beach.
Lynn is a lifelong Whittierite. She is a graduate of Cal High and Cal Poly, Pomona. She and her husband have two children and a son-in-law. After many years in the travel industry and several more as an elementary school teacher, she is now a happily working at the Children’s Museum. She enjoys leading school tours and watching the delight on the children’s faces as they explore the museum. In addition to her human family, she has two dogs and three cats. She enjoys travelling, reading, shopping, boating, and attending her kid’s music performances.
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Petry was raised in Whittier, California where she attended East Whittier Middle School and Whittier High School. She graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a B.A. in History and minor in French. As an undergraduate, Petry traveled to Asia and Central America. She even had the opportunity to live in Paris, France where she had the opportunity to explore many European countries while she was there. Following her graduation, Petry moved to New York City where her appreciation for literature and public work expanded as she immersed herself into the big city through library work. Petry loves to work with children and hopes to become a Children’s Librarian in the future. She has a true passion for helping people. She enjoys exploring new things and going on adventures. During her free time, she spends time with friends, family and her puppy and does volunteer work with two different non-profits in Los Angeles and Orange County!
Samira grew up and lives here in La Habra. She discovered her love for children while volunteering with the city where she was named 2016 youth of the year for the city of La Habra. She is also currently a princess on the Miss La Habra court. Samira is college student working towards a B.A. in psychology and social behavior. Her long term goal is to work with children in the future as a Child Psychologist.
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Steven graduated with his BA in American Studies and Communications, emphasis in Entertainment Studies and Tourism from California State University, Fullerton. He was an avid movie watcher, preferring to jaunt to the theater for the morning matinee. Any showing without the presence of a cute elderly couple was unacceptable. He enjoyed comedy in its many forms, and was a podcast fanatic (have you listened to the last This American Life episode?). Steven was glad to be a part of this museum team and joked that the Museum "had respectfully agreed to allow him to join the Nature Walk gallery when his time ends."